Max Manus: Man of War

Max Manus: Man of War

About the Film

Max Manus: Man of War follows Manus from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called "Oslo Gang," soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. He eventually reunites with his best friend Gregers Gram in Scotland, where they receive special training as saboteurs with a pan-national resistance movement, after which they are parachuted back to their homeland.
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken, Christian Rubeck
Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

Reactions

"A rousing, epic, blockbuster." - Variety

"An absorbing, sweaty-palmed thriller…" - Total Film

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Public Choice Award
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Actor, Aksel Hennie
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Film
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Screenplay
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Sound Design
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Supporting Actress, Agnes Kittelsen
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Direction, Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Editing
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Production Design
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor

Cast & Crew

Cast

Max Manus: Aksel Hennie
Ida Nikoline "Tikken" Lindebraekke: Agnes Kittelsen
Gregers Gram: Nicolai Cleve Broch
Siegfried Fehmer: Ken Duken
Kolbein Lauring: Christian Rubeck
Gunnar Sonsteby: Knut Joner
Solveig Johnsrud: Viktoria Winge

Crew

Directors: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg
Screenplay: Thomas Nordseth-Tiller
Producers: Sveinung Golimo and John M. Jacobsen
Cinematography: Geir Hartly Andreassen
Editing: Anders Refn
Casting: Jannecke Bervel
Production Design: Karl Juliusson

Technical Info

Production Year: 2008
Countries of Production: Norway
Languages: Norwegian
Running Time: 1h 58m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Public Choice Award
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Actor, Aksel Hennie
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Film
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Screenplay
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Sound Design
  • Winner! Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 - Best Supporting Actress, Agnes Kittelsen
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Direction, Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Editing
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Production Design
  • Norwegian Amanda Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor

Reactions

"A rousing, epic, blockbuster." - Variety

"An absorbing, sweaty-palmed thriller…" - Total Film

Detailed Film Info

The rousing historical epic tells the true story of one of Europe’s most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters. Max Manus: Man of War follows Manus from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called “Oslo Gang,” soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. He eventually reunites with his best friend Gregers Gram in Scotland, where they receive special training as saboteurs with a pan-national resistance movement, after which they are parachuted back to their homeland. One of the film’s most thrilling sequences is a detailed account of the sabotage techniques used to sink a heavily guarded German supply ship in Oslo harbor, an act that leads to severe retaliation from the local Gestapo leader, Siegfred Fehmer.

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